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J. Bevan

Heber City, UT USA
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  • Unbroken

  • A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
  • By: Laura Hillenbrand
  • Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
  • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 40,404
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 33,143
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 33,217

Why we think it’s a great listen: Seabiscuit was a runaway success, and Hillenbrand’s done it again with another true-life account about beating unbelievable odds. On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared.... 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Indescribable

  • By Janice on 12-01-10

Couldn't Put It Down

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-15

More than met my expectations!!!

Memorable moments that wouldn't and couldn't stop! One of them: Louis reached over the side of the raft to touch the skin of a shark sliding beneath them.

Everyone who can read should read this book! And I mean The Book!

Please write another Ms. Hillenbrand.

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  • Pimsleur German Level 1 Lessons 11-15

  • Learn to Speak and Understand German with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • By: Pimsleur
  • Narrated by: Pimsleur
  • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 105

German Level 1 Lessons 11-15 builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes it works. And how !!

  • By J. Bevan on 11-12-14

Yes it works. And how !!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-12-14

What made the experience of listening to German Phase 1, Unit 11-15 the most enjoyable?

I have drilled using this course for about a year. I am moving to Germany for an 18 mos. volunteer program beginning January 2015. This program has prepared me for that move.

What did you like best about this story?

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What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

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Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

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Any additional comments?

Some have noted that the "printed material is not included." Well, it is !! it is on a downloadable PDF. BUT when you get the PDF you may not know you have what you need. If you are on a Mac it is one of those rare PDFs that MUST be opened with Adobe Reader, first. After that you can extract the actual booklet you need and it will open normally with Preview or on portable IOS devices.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Holy Blood, Holy Grail

  • By: Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

So revolutionary, so original, so convincing, that the most faithful Christians will be moved; here is the book that has sparked worldwide controversey.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very intresting ... but ...

  • By J. Bevan on 06-08-08

Very intresting ... but ...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-08

Taken by itself and without the "lens" of pre-conception, this is fairly fascinating stuff. It is this work that contains the basis of much that is in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code ... but this is the real deal. It is unconventional research by people who write documentaries for British Television. The big problem is that Pierre Plantard, the source of Priory of Sion lore, has, since the publication of this book, been proven to be a hoax and a forger. That discovery almost completely takes the wind out of the sails of the hypotheses presented by these authors. It reduces this work to a curiosity rather than the "big deal" it was 25 years ago (when published).

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
  • By: Stephen R. Covey
  • Narrated by: Stephen R. Covey
  • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 22,817
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,438
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17,359

Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant and answer some of the most common questions he has received over the past 15 years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I don't understand these other reviews

  • By Scott on 08-29-10

The real deal...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-22-05

Sadly this book is contrarian to a lot of what goes on in our society. Thus I constantly have to "try" to practice these principles. But the trying is worth it. I have used this book as a standard for turning around the cultures of two manufacturing plants after I was hired from the outside. Those turn-arounds were only accomplished because the principles in this book work and because, if patiently applied, they give a management team a common vocabularly for they way they treat each other and their associates. My only function was to act as catalyst and insist that these principles be practiced. After a couple of years, in both cases the stress levels were way down, the morale was way up, and the performance was beyond anything known before and certainly beyond expectation. In my current assisgnment we're saving over $3M per year (450 people) and the roots of that accomplishment are in this book. It's a book to listen to, to absorb, and to go back to over and over again. An annual tuneup by listening to this program, is typical of those who REALLY try to adopt the 7 Habits (and model them). It's tough to be a perfect practitioner. One can only read and try...

104 of 123 people found this review helpful